Planning, Policymaking and Protest: Strategies in the fight against displacement

policying making and protestSponsored by SF State University’s School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

It is impossible to walk around San Francisco or pick up a newspaper without seeing or reading about the influx of new money and development as well as the corresponding rise in rental prices and resident displacement. Hear from advocates on the front-lines of the struggle to preserve and build affordable housing as they discuss various approaches to mitigating the negative impacts of gentrification, what challenges they face, and how they see the road ahead.


Moderated by: Joe Wilson, Community Building Program Manager, Hospitality House

Founding member of the Coalition on Homelessness (in 1987) and co-author of the landmark transitional housing study that was adopted as official City policy, and led to the creation of the Community Housing Partnership in 1989.  Former Associate Director of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, former Director of the Child Care Organizing Campaign for AFSCME

Amy Beinart, RAD Strategies Coordinator at Chinatown Community Development Center

Former Housing Director at Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, SFSU MPA Graduate

Fernando Marti, Co-Director of Council of Community Housing Organization

Co- founder of the SF Community Land Trust and UrbanIDEA, Board member of PODER, member of the JustSeeds Artists Cooperative

James Tracy, Director of Community Organizing and Resident Engagement at Community Housing Partnership

Co-Founder and President of the Board of the San Francisco Community Land Trust

Author of Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes From San Francisco’s Wars For Home

Saturday, May 2,

SFSU Downtown Campus

835 Market Street, Room 677

San Francisco, CA 94103

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